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Surveillance operation thwarts phone thief’s escape

A Garda surveillance operation, set up two years ago to target the theft of mobile phones from unsuspecting pub patrons in the city by Dublin-based criminals, has paid dividends. Sergeant Fergus Gaughan gave evidence at...

Council struggles to cope with bylaw submissions after Tribune story

Galway City Council staff are struggling to cope with the volume of submissions received on proposed park bylaws – this despite an earlier suggestion that this process would have been completed by now. A meeting...

City’s halting sites are ‘a failed entity’, according to councillors

Traveller halting sites are a failed entity, according to a number of Galway City councillors. Several elected members said hardstands and halting sites are not the solution to the overcrowding crisis and accommodation shortage facing...

Call for Galway’s derelict buildings to be used for housing

Galway-based Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh has called on the government to introduce measures to reduce the number of derelict sites around the city – something he believes could alleviate the housing crisis in Galway. Just...

Unholy row over plan to dispense with Council prayer

The prayer that is recited at the beginning of each meeting of Galway City Council earned a reprieve – for now – but may yet be replaced with a minute’s silence. Councillors deferred making a...

Council to produce report on housing scheme abuse claims

The Chief Executive of Galway City Council is preparing a report on claims that some senior staff secured affordable homes, despite not meeting criteria to qualify to purchase them. Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh said yesterday...

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